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Safer cycling campaign issues manifesto for construction

26 Nov 15

Construction Industry Cycling Commission calls for investment in safer vehicles and road user training schemes

Lord Debden

Climate change watchdog calls for massive roll-out of insulation

26 Nov 15

Committee on Climate Change urges insulation of 3.5 million homes and switch to electric vehicles


Contractors' salary survey 2015

Contractors' salary survey 2015: Rise and shine

26 Nov 15

Wage inflation among contractors may have slowed in the past year, but it’s still a pretty good time to ask for a pay rise



Market review: Rough with the smooth

26 Nov 15

Latest figures show that output in almost every individual construction sector took a quarter-on-quarter fall

More data



Horizontal lifts: A sideways move

25 Nov 15

ThyssenKrupp has come up with a lift that not only functions without cables, but is also able to move horizontally as well as vertically. So what might this mean for the future of building design?

Project news

The Factory Manchester by OMA

OMA wins Manchester's £110m The Factory contest

26 Nov 15

Rem Koolhaas himself to lead architect’s first significant public project in UK

Lords new stand

Final approval for Lord's cricket ground expansion

25 Nov 15

Mayor of London approves scheme that will increase ground’s capacity to 29,500

NW Cambridge market homes thumb

First market homes at NW Cambridge get go-ahead

24 Nov 15

Planning approval has been given to the first phase of market housing at the North West Cambridge development

Tottenham Hot Spurs Stadium

Spurs appoint Mace on £400m stadium

23 Nov 15

Tottenham Hotspur has appointed Mace as its main construction partner for state-of-the-art new stadium

Greenwich Aerial

Mayor gives final green light to Greenwich Peninsula

20 Nov 15

Boris Johnson has given the final approval required for Knight Dragon’s revised Greenwich Peninsula masterplan

Student tower in Cardiff Watkin Jones

Plans in for Wales' tallest building

20 Nov 15

Plans have been submitted by Watkin Jones for a 42-storey student accommodation tower in Cardiff

Sketch of the week


Sketch of the week: Church of St Mary Magdalene

20 Nov 15

This week’s sketch is by Ian Dollamore at Urban Infill

Eiffel tower after Paris attacks

Image of the week: ‘She does not sink …’

20 Nov 15

The Eiffel Tower is illuminated with the colours of the French flag in memory of the victims of last week’s terrorist attacks on Paris


Jack Pringle

Specs and the City

25 Nov 15 | By Jack Pringle

The City of London has progressed past its original Square Mile perimeter physically. Now what businesses want culturally from the urban landscape has also changed

John Assael

Nice work

24 Nov 15 | By John Assael

The chairman of the first company to top Building’s Good Employer Guide two years running encourages the industry to do more to attract new talent



What to specify: M&E

23 Nov 15

This week’s M&E products include the replacement of an underfloor air conditioning system for a Gatwick Airport building, and an upgrade to fire protection systems at the Edinburgh College of Art

From the archive

concrete archive

This week in 1975

20 Nov 15

Concrete struggles to keep up appearances


Katherine Butler and Kevin Joyce

A facelift for NEC3

26 Nov 15 | By Kevin Joyce, Katherine Butler

Its role in mitigating disputes was a reason to celebrate the NEC’s 10th birthday this year. But it is also beginning to show signs of age and the time is ripe for a revamp

Jeffrey Brown

Touching the void

23 Nov 15 | By Jeffrey Brown

A recent decision shows the consequences of failing to disclose material facts to insurers - dangers the Insurance Act 2015 should help alleviate

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